LYONS: Draft of new U.S. Army handbook must be scrapped

troopsWashington Times:

By Adm. James A. Lyons

After the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the erosion of our military’s moral principles, regretfully, continues.

A recent Wall Street Journal article described the U.S. Army’s final-draft  handbook, which indoctrinates our military personnel heading to Afghanistan in  how to be sensitive to and accept Muslim and Afghan 7th-century customs and  values — or possibly be killed by our Afghan partners.

Unbelievable. This is being done to prevent the so-called “green-on-blue” attacks, which have cost 63 American lives this year.

According to the Army’s Combined Arms Center at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., it is  our military’s ignorance and lack of empathy for Muslim and Afghan cultural  norms that is the basic cause for our Afghan military partners to react  violently and kill our troops.

For example, if our military personnel hear or witness an Afghan soldier  sodomizing a young boy, the handbook tells U.S. service members to voice no  objection, accept it or ignore it, or they could be killed. If an Afghan beats,  rapes or kills a woman in the presence of a U.S. serviceman, they are not to  interfere or stand up for women’s rights or else they might be killed.

What the Army is saying, in effect, is that if Afghan partners conduct  violence against U.S. service personnel, it is the serviceman’s fault. This is  mind-boggling. We know, according to former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of  Staff Adm. Mike Mullen, that nine out of 10 Afghan military personnel are  illiterate and cannot be counted on in combat. Endemic corruption is embedded in  Afghan culture and certainly extends to their military. They cannot be  trusted.

Other cultural norms our professional U.S. military must accept without  reservation by our Afghan partners is desertion, drug use, thievery, dog torture  and collusion with the enemy, the Taliban. Also, U.S. military members must not  discuss Islam in any form.

All of this guidance is un-American. It is totally against our core  principles and everything we stand for as Americans. It threatens to further  diminish our military principles, stature and fighting spirit. As columnist  Diana West stated in a recent article, if this handbook directive is  implemented, we will be forcing our military to submit to Islam and its  governing Shariah law or die — exactly the choice offered to infidels who have  been vanquished by jihad. Our military’s silence and acquiescence would be the  humiliating price for their existence.

This should be seen as another attempt to undercut our professional military  and our warrior reputation that has guaranteed our freedom and way of life for  the past 236 years.

None of this humiliating guidance should come as a surprise. The Obama  administration has had a massive purge under way to remove all training manuals,  lectures and instructors who link Islamic doctrine and its governing Shariah law  in a factual way to Islamic terrorism. These manuals are being removed from all  government agencies, including the Department of Defense and intelligence  agencies. All our training manuals have been purged of the true nature of the  threat from Islam and Shariah.

The degrading of our military’s fundamental principles should be viewed in a  much broader perspective. We cannot overlook the fact that with or without  sequestration, we are unilaterally disarming our military force. This is  happening in spite of an uncertain world situation with the Mideast still in a  state of turmoil and evolving threats posed by China, Russia and Iran.

Separately, we see our First Amendment rights being trashed by our secretary  of state through her participation in the Istanbul Process championed by the  57-member-nation Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). The OIC is  sponsoring a United Nations mandate that would make it a crime to express  anything they consider blasphemous against Islam or the Prophet Muhammad. This  same theme was expressed by President Obama in his September speech to the U.N.  General Assembly in New York.

If these attacks on America’s exceptionalism and core principles are  collectively analyzed, it appears that there is an insidious agenda at work to  fundamentally change America. All of these negative factors must be challenged  and defeated. As a first step, the Army’s draft handbook should be trashed.

Second, Congress must take positive action to protect our First Amendment  rights and force the Obama administration to withdraw from any further  participation in the Istanbul Process. Third, the unilateral disarmament of our  military must be reversed. It’s time for members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to  take a position that supports the oath they took to protect and defend our  Constitution.

Retired Adm. James A. Lyons was commander in chief of the U.S. Pacific  Fleet and senior U.S. military representative to the United Nations.

 

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7 thoughts on “LYONS: Draft of new U.S. Army handbook must be scrapped

  1. I’d be resigning … with the Uniforms in DC more worried about DIVERSITY than the SAFETY of our TROOPS…

    • It IS his motive to destroy the morality, ethics and spirit of Our Military.
      We have more Military committing suicide vs. losing their lives in the battlefield than any other time in history.

  2. Thank you Admiral for voicing the truth and helping to stop this alarming damage to America and our Armed Forces.

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  4. When I heard the tenor and contents of the New Army Handbbok Draft I began to shutter with the truth that those who run our government are not as wise as they would like us to think. We see them for what they are, ignorant and illogical and mixed up people who could not successfully run a corner candy store much less our country!

  5. I do apologize if this list seems to “mis-align”. IF I have left anything out, please let me know:
    Obama decides the Ft Hood Shooting was a case of “Work place violence”; instead of Islam infiltrating Our Military;
    Rips the Military Budget as he gives politicians a raise;
    Cancels Military Retirement;
    Changes the Rule of Military Combat Pay;
    Ships shell casings of ammunition to China.
    Announces to the world about the cut in Nukes;
    Orders the Military to lie about Afghanistan;
    Flags are flown at half staff when a hero dies — allows the American Flag at half mast for a black singer;
    Decides NOT to give a Purple Heart to the survivors of the Ft. Hood Shooting calling it “work place violence”;
    Fraudulent Affirmative Action Picked for Head Drill Sergeant;
    Slashes 1,200 National Guard to 300 along the borders for Terrorists to enter;
    Despite his approving of Sodomy and Bestiality — Military Restores Ban;
    Disrespects Seal families;
    Veterans’ Cemetery must ban “GOD and Jesus from Military graves.”
    Violates the rights of Military Chaplains.
    Lies about bin Laden’s death…won’t show pictures or video of Islamic burial at sea….lies about helicopter crash
    No seals were Injured during Bin Laden raid…however, those who knew died (can’t remember the exact number)
    Repeals DADT….
    Wanted injured military to pay for their own medical expenses because they had volunteered to fight in the military…..
    (12/28) Breaks Promise to Military and keeps Troops in Afghanistan until 2014
    (01/12) Obama quietly signed the NDAA, the National Defense Authorization Act, which nullifies the Bill of Rights and declares America to be a “battleground” in which all American citizens can be arrested, imprisoned, tortured and even killed with no due process.
    (2/09) Obama Guts Military and gives Bureaucrats a Raise
    (2/10) Denies Hero(s) Purple Hearts — calling Ft. Hood Shootings as Work Place Violence
    (2/14) Military Chaplains charged with sedition/Treason for teaching against sin
    (2/16) Military to Fake Belly, Breast to better understand how females in the Military feel;
    (2/25) Our Military burned Koran and Obama apologized causing the deaths of two Officers who were unarmed were shot in the back of the head in a secured location.
    2/26 Obama doesn’t stand with Military as NATO tries to prosecute the Military men who burned Koran;
    (2/26) Military Refuses to take orders from him;
    (2/26) Takes healthcare away from Military;
    Triples co-pay on their insurance.
    (2/27) Obama mocks Military by burning a Bible
    (2/27) Military now responsible for their own health care (even when they come back from the Middle East without a limb, etc.)
    Under the Radar, he sends troops to 4 African countries
    Changes Rules of Engagement
    Forcing Troops to Lie about the Progress in Afghanistan
    Obama threatens Chaplains: “You can’t preach against me in chapel.”

    (3/4/12) Obama threatens Chaplains: “You can’t preach against me in chapel.”
    (just following) Chaplains cannot preach against sin
    3/27/2012 — Tax “our” Military to give to HIS New Military
    4/14 – Army Generals Plead With Obama “Bring them HOME”
    (4/23) – Military Rates Obama as the worst President they have served with
    (4/25) Seals Blast Obama for using them as Campaign tools for going after Osama Bin Laden
    (05/01/12) Forcing New West Point Cadets to become PC for Muslims
    (05/04/12) Forced Our Military to shove their butts in the air praying position to Islam
    (05/05/12) Cuts Military Budget “again” setting us up for defeat
    (05/06/12) Chip under the skin for Military Personnel
    (05/09/12) Backs Taliban as they Kill Our Military
    (05/09/12) Claims Military are fighting on “his” behalf
    (05/10/12) Obama Releases Taliban Terrorists while Military Man Held captive for 3 yrs
    (05/11/2012) Obama Suspended Classes on Islam — The way to save the world is through Nukes (like WWII)…
    05/13/2012) Slashes Military Budget for healthcare to build $750,000 exercise facilities for Muslims who are incarcerated
    (05/13/2012) Obama Cuts $13 Billion from TriCare for Military
    (05/14/2012) Obama offers purple heart to the victims of terror BUT NOT those at Ft. Hood+ considered Ft. Hood “work Place Violence”
    (05/16/2012) The Navy just fired it’s 16th command officer for 2011 REPLACED w/Obama Appointee
    Navy Commander Fired Over Falsified Records REPLACED w/ OBAMA Appointee
    NAVY FIRED Five Attack Submarines CO’s REPLACED w/ OBAMA Appointees
    Navy Fires 10th CO This Year REPLACED w/ OBAMA Appointee
    Navy Relieves CO of New Ship REPLACED w/ OBAMA Appointee
    Navy Medicine CO Fired for Poor Command Climate REPLACED w/ OBAMA Appointee
    USAF CHIEF OF STAFF FIRED REPLACED w/ OBAMA Appointee
    NORTHCOM Commander fired REPLACED w/ OBAMA Appointee
    15 ARMY GENERAL FIRED REPLACED w/ OBAMA Appointee
    5 MARINE GENERALS FRIED REPLACED w/ OBAMA Appointee
    ( 05/21/12) President Betrayed Troops by releasing a known terrorist killer
    (05/23/12) Obama Undermines Troops Putting Taliban in Power as They KILL OUR TROOPS;
    (05/28/12) Memorial Day: Makes the day to honor OUR Troops all about him
    (06/01/12) Veto promise comes because House GOP leaders are breaking faith with last summer’s budget deal by cutting overall funding for agency operating budgets by $19 billion,almost 2 percent.
    (06/07/12) Obama’s uses Memorial Day to Campaing in Photo-Op by blocking families of Vets from D.C. Vietnam Memorial
    (06/07/12) Same Sex Marriage on a Military Base
    (06/08/12) Obama cuts back on Military causing them to have to improvise
    (06/10/12) More Troops Die of Suicide than from War
    (06/11/12) Memorial Day-Obama shuts out Military, friends/family forced to pay respect 100(s) of yards from the sit behind a fence
    (06/11/12) Prior to this day, VietNam vets and family members denied access to wall
    (06/11/12) Too busy to allow the Fly-Over by the Thunderbirds during the Memorial Day Celebration..he cut it short because he had places to go campaign;
    (06/14/12) Pentagon Bans Bibles
    (06/20/12) More Military are committing suicide than from being killed in battle.
    (06/20/12) Disciplines Military for Burning Koran
    (06/21/12) Obama Orders Military to Celebrate Gay Pride Month
    (06/26/12) Obama Forbids Chaplains to mention Jesus
    (06/30/12) Obama allows Terror-Linked CAIR Targets Navy Seals Training
    (06/30/12) Obama wants Military to pay-up more on their Tricare Insurance
    (07/03/12) Obama sends troops to Persian Gulf-further spreading troops thin
    (07/07/12) Obama Refuses to Offer the Flag of the United States to the Family of a Fallen Hero; Gives the Responsibility to the Secretary of Defense
    (07/30/12) Obama to Turn Military into Social Workers
    (08/02/12) Obama to Keep Military from voting
    (08/04/12) Massive Cuts to Military Healthcare
    (08/16/12) Obama Campaigns Strikes Back Against Former Navy Seal
    (08/21/12) Obama Dismisses Seals “Don’t take them too seriously
    (08/21/12) Too many Military Deaths in Middle East — Obama should change plan
    (08/21/12) Obama Adds Military Hero(s) to his list of enemies
    (08/21/12) Obama Puts Special Ops in Danger
    (08/22/12) Officer Penalized for opposing Sharia Training
    (08/24/12) Veterans Being Rounded Up Nationwide
    (08/25/12) Obama having all of the Military Vets Picked Up
    (08/24/12) Military man penalized for NOT wanting to attend PRO Muslim Training
    (08/31/12) Obama making Military submit to Sharia
    (08/31/12) Sends form letter to fallen Seal Team Six Families
    (09/23/12) Increases btw 30% to 79% in Tricare premiums for lst year. Then plan imposes 5-yr increases from 94%
    (09/26/12) U.S. Troops Are Being Murdered In Afghanistan: Pentagon’s Answer … Muslim Sensitivity Training
    (09/30/12) Shhhh: US military deaths in Afghanistan hit 2,000″
    (10/4/12) Obama blames US troops for attacks on them by Afghan security forces, orders Islamic cultural
    sensitivity training to 345%-more than 3x’s current levels.
    10/12/12 Disabled Vet Considered a Terrorist because he inquires about Cost of Surveillance Camera(s) for his home.
    11/03/12 Has Military removed from voting records in Florida
    12/02/12 Obama Taking Guns from all Military Vets.
    (12/14/12) Obama Fires Lt. Col. Dooley for speaking out against Islam
    (12/16/12) Obama Ignores Military Man in Mexican Jail
    (12/00/12) Announced withdrawal date in Afghanistan. Now no Afghans will cooperate with US military because they are leaving …
    leaving the Taliban behind. Allows the Afghans vet the Afghans who will train with the US military despite the insider attacks.

    (12/00/12) Program where female soldiers where the hijab to appease their ‘culture’

    (12/00/12) U.S. military to disarm for his ‘surprise” visit to Afghanistan so not to offend the Afghans who disarm …

    (12/10/12) New Army manual orders soldiers not to criticize Taliban, pedophilia, or Islam, or advocate women’s rights
    (1/05/13) Former Marine gets 20 yrs for burning a Koran

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